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Project Citation: 

Kinnan, Cynthia, Wang, Shing-Yi, and Wang, Yongxiang. Replication data for: Access to Migration for Rural Households. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2018. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-10-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113702V1

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary This paper exploits a unique feature of China's history, the "sent-down youth" (SDY) program, to study the effects of access to internal migration. We show that temporary migration due to the SDY program created lasting inter-province links. We interact these links with two time-varying pull measures in potential destinations. Decades after the SDY program ended, increased access to migration in cities which sent SDY leads to higher rates of migration from provinces where those SDY temporarily resided. We find that improved access to migration leads to lower consumption volatility and lower asset-holding. Furthermore, household production shifts into high-risk, high-return activities.

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      D13 Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation
      J24 Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
      O15 Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
      O18 Economic Development: Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
      P25 Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
      P36 Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions: Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training: Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty
      R23 Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics


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